Ultrasound Technician Demonstration

Mina Trivedi, an Ultrasound Technician of M & B Image Corporation, came to Pueblo today and presented career information to some of our Anatomy students today.

Mina demonstrated different ultrasound procedures with her portable machine that cost more the $50,000. The images and sounds from the machine were amazing.

Mina Trivedi answering student questions

She started with images of the carotid artery and then the heart. Other students volunteered to get their kidney and gallbladder scanned. Here’s a small video of some images of the valves in the heart in action:

The demonstrations gave students an idea of the various procedures ultrasound technicians perform. Mina summarized the schooling required and stated how this career field is growing.

We appreciate her taking the time to share her knowledge and skills with out students.

Mina demonstrates gallbladder procedure

HOSA Biotechnology Conference 2010

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Biotechnology students participated in the HOSA Spring Leadership Conference at the Doubletree Hotel from April 14 to 16.

Our students were great these past two days. They were polite, articulate, and full of Pueblo Pride.

Pueblo Biotechnology Students

Carlos Ramirez was elected Secondary Vice President of HOSA for the Southern region of Arizona. We have a state officer. This position required a speech and question and answer period. He ran successfully against the current HOSA HIstorian from Sunnyside. Carlos was wonderful.

Nine students attended the State Leadership Conference. Most had to be in the top 20 in the state after an online test in February.

Biotechnology Story
In Biotechnology, 95 students took the online test. Michael Dedrick was 5th, and Tricia Hindley was 9th. On Thursday both participated in the skills competitions. The two skills were microscopy and culturing bacteria. Today the final results were announced.

In the Arizona State HOSA Biotechnology competition, Michael placed second, and earned a trip to Nationals (Orlando), and Tricia placed 5th.

In the following competitions, students worked almost exclusively on their own, since these subjects were not explicitly covered in the biotech curriculum:

Jeffery/Brian Bishop- Medical Math
Cynthia Lona- Human Growth and Development
Hector Mendoza- Prepared Persuasive Speech
Carlos Ramirez- Epidemiology
Patrick Swindell, Gilberto Valenzuela, and Christian Vasquez- Creative Problem Solving Team

Students earned 4 medals:
Gold: Carlos Ramirez
Silver: Jeffery/Brian Bishop
Silver: Michael Dedrick
Silver: Hector Mendoza

They all qualify for Nationals.

Borderlands Collaboration Play

Borderlands Theater produced a play using the voices of youth throughout Tucson and a number of our Pueblo Students participated in workshops to contribute to this theater piece.

Pueblo students that participated in the workshops

Pueblo was the first to preview the play and about 6 classes attended. After the conclusion of the play, the actors conducted a Q & A with the students. The actors stressed to everyone with an interest in theater to get involved with some Tucson Theater Groups.

Actors answer student questions

This collaboration was made possible by Borderlands Education Outreach Program which serves both youth and the general audience with special matinee performances, audience talkbacks, study guides and other activities.

Here’s a preview video we filmed.

Culinary Arts Program

Four students at Pueblo are taking part in a Culinary Arts Program through JTED. These students travel to Santa Rita every Tuesday & Thursday each week to attend culinary classes.

Culinary Students
Pictured L to R: Armando Ruiz, Ana Castro, Saul Soto & Sara Castro

As part of a counselor outreach program, they recently served breakfast on 3 occasions for about 60 guests. They would prepare a menu for each session and purchase ingredients accordingly. Cooking would begin before sunrise at 6:00 a.m. in order to have food ready for our guests.

On this occasion the menu included: chilaquiles topped with queso fresco, scrambled eggs with nopalitos, frijoles, tortillas and a chilled glass of orange juice or coffee.

Breakfast Serving
Breakfast Serving

We look forward to more events hosted by these students as they move forward towards their career as Chefs.